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If you get my Friday newsletter, you most likely read Midge’s question about making salsa (if you don’t get my FREE newsletter be sure and subscribe via the sticky note in the upper right corner). Read below to see my response. Molly
My tolerance for spicy foods must have “evolved” over the years as I never used to like anything hot. Mild salsa used to warm me up! Not now. . . I REALLY enjoy spicy foods and a little “kick” in my salsa. Salsa was one of the first foods I figured out how to make! For some reason I thought I always had to buy it in the jar as it looked so complicated. Not so! I really do enjoy the “real deal” now days and it’s SO simple to make. I’ll share my favorite salsa recipe with you but first I have to tell you about the peppers I grew in last year’s garden.
The kids and I bought a few young plants from the greenhouse and planted them in the “salsa” section of my garden. I grew tomatoes, onions, hot peppers and cilantro all near each other. Anyway, as the summer went on my hot peppers grew like crazy! I kept picking them and tossing them into a freezer bag. Before I knew it a gallon size freezer bag was full, then two! I threw quite a few of the peppers in my freezer as I knew I could only use so many of the fresh ones before they went bad. They were tiny peppers but BOY WERE THEY SPICY! It didn’t take me long to decide I should remove some of the seeds before using them to cook with, that tamed them down quite a bit.
Ok, on to my favorite kind of salsa. Years ago, I got my hands on some homemade green salsa. I was convinced that green salsa was my new favorite (maybe because I had spent years eating the red salsa in a jar). The first time I made it, I was shocked at how easy it was. Give it a whirl and see what you think, HERE’S A GREAT RECIPE. I think there’s a few of those peppers left in the freezer, guess what I’m making tonight? Happy cooking!
Love ya, Molly
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